Windows 10 will have a feature that will allow Xbox One games to be streamed from the console to the PC. The feature, revealed during Microsoft’s Windows 10 press event, is part of a suite of upgrades to the PC gaming experience that the company is promoting for their upcoming operating system. Microsoft presented a unified vision for Windows 10 across phones, PCs, tablets, and the Xbox One console which included Xbox functionality between devices.
During the presentation, Xbox honcho Phil Spencer demonstrated streaming Forza Horizon 2 from an Xbox One to a PC via Windows 10. Although the feature is limited to local devices, the possibilities for bathroom gaming are endless. As long as you have a PC in your bathroom. (I’m not the only one, right?) Additionally, the new Xbox app tracks games across all of a user’s devices and even allows recording of PC game footage with integrated software regardless of the client. You will be able to play a game on Steam, bring up the Xbox app and tell it to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay, just like you can on the Xbox One console.
Microsoft also revealed Fable Legends on Windows 10, which will have cross-platform multiplayer between PC and Xbox One. We may finally fulfill the promise of Shadowrun on the Xbox 360!